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My Mount Olympus & Ancient Dion

Exclusive Private Day Tour from Thessaloniki - Start Any Day

Meet the mythical home of the 12 Olympian Gods, explore the highest and most important national park of Greece and discover the ancient sanctuary of Zeus in Dion, on an exclusive private full-day trip from Thessaloniki.

  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Departure time: 8:00
  • Travel Style: Cultural, History
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Pick up: from your accommodation
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hrs

Highlights

  • Explore the Mount of Gods, the imposing Mt. Olympus
  • Learn about Ancient Greek religion and Greek mythology
  • Trek the Enipeas gorge in the foothills of Mt. Olympus
  • Visit the archeological site of Dion, important Macedonian center of worship
  • Spend time in the picturesque village of Litochoro tasting local delicacies
  • Feel the hospitality of the monks and nuns and learn about their monastic life

Inclusions

  • Hassle free Pick-up & drop off from your accommodation (Hotel, Bnb etc) in Thessaloniki
  • Transportation by luxury air conditioned minivan or private car
  • English speaking tour escort
  • Basic insurance (during transportation)
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Entrance fees (8 € Archeological site of Dion)(During winter period 01/11-31/03 reduction of 50% applies)
  • Lunch in Litochoro Village

Covid-19 Measures

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What to expect

Depart from your accommodation in the morning to the archeological park of Dion, the sacred site of the ancient Macedonia. Dedicated to God Zeus, the king of all the gods of ancient Greece, this area of extraordinary historical importance is located at the foot of Mount Olympus, featuring lush green vegetation, abundant springs and towering trees. Wander through the unique open-air site including theaters, marble statues, defensive walls, stadiums, cemeteries, the shrine of Demeter and the sanctuary of Zeus. Visit the modern Museum that displays all the treasures of the excavations. Continue to Mt Olympus, the mountain of the 12 Gods to enjoy a 30-minute light trek through the beautiful Enipeas Gorge and its densely vegetated landscape. Admire the magical path full of wooden bridges, running waters and abundant flora and fauna. Then explore Litochoro, a picturesque village built in typical Macedonian style and the main starting point for trekkers and climbers, who wish to conquer Mytikas summit, the highest point in Greece.  Enjoy a traditional lunch before heading back to Thessaloniki.

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FAQ

How will I recognize our tour escort?

Your tour escort shall hold MY GREECE signage at the pick up point. Full details will be sent to your e-mail, till 12 hours prior to departure.

What is the distance to the destination and how long does it take to get there?

The distance is 100km and lasts approximately 1 hour.

What do I need to bring with me on the tour?

Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and comfortable clothes during summer months & warm clothes, waterproof jacket during winter months. Comfortable footwear is highly recommended. Have your e-ticket with you & your ID/PASSPORT (or copy).

Are there any special conditions I should be aware of?

Customers must be able to hike through natural path, climb and descend stairs

Free entry to Dion is available for children and young people up to the age of 25, from EU member-states, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin. Children up to the age of 5, from non-European Union countries, upon presentation of their passport for verification of their age and country of origin.

Reduced entry  50% to Dion for children and young people aged between 6 and 25 years, from non-European Union countries, upon presentation of their passport for verification of their age and country of origin. Senior citizens over 65 from Greece or other EU member-states and the European Economic Area, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.

Is there a supplement for solo traveler?

Yes. In all exclusive private tours, both day & multiday, solo traveler needs to pay extra supplement around 70-75% of the standard price based on 2 travelers. Please contact us for more details.

Do you run your tours on other languages apart from English?

Yes. We can also provide German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Arab speaking guide or escort at extra cost. Please mind that availability is very limited.